Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Road To Valor - Gino Bartali

Road To Valor, the story of Gino Bartali during World War II

Road To Valor is the amazing story of the bravery of cycling great Gino Bartali. It details the life of Bartali from his early childhood through the rest of his life. The book focuses on Italy during World War II. During the War he used his bicycle to transport papers and documents to save those persecuted by the government. Being a sports hero, Bartali was recognized by all and could pass through check points while riding his bicycle without being questioned.

 Gino won the 1938 Tour de France at the age of 24. During the 1948 Tour de France he was written off as being too old to win. After a phone call from the Prime Minister of Italy, in which he was asked to win the race, Bartali attacked and won the overall Tour de France.

I have always enjoyed history and especially when it involves cycling. This book is one of my favorites. The book is the culmination of ten years of research by the authors Aili and Andres McConnon. I highly recommend this book to everyone.

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Gino Bartali

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